The Philadelphia region is home to hundreds of non-profit organizations, civic and professional associations, and public agencies dedicated to connecting the region to the rest of the world and enhancing its international reputation.  

Whether it's an international development agency working on behalf of women's rights in Afghanistan or teaching sustainable agricultural techniques in Africa, an association of citizens organized in support of the goals of the United Nations, a chapter of the International Visitors Council dedicated to citizen diplomacy, or a chamber of commerce focused on promoting business ties with South America, you can find it here.  


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 (GPA member organizations appear at the beginning of the list, followed by non-member organizations in alphabetical order.)

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The mission of the German-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. – Philadelphia is to promote the development of trade and investment opportunities between the U.S. and Germany. Our Marketing and Business Development Services are designed to assist our clients in growing their business in both the U.S. and Germany, to facilitate international connections, cooperation and to foster mutually beneficial business relationships.
Global Education Motivators (GEM) was founded by educators in 1981 to help schools and the community meet the complex challenges of living in a global society. GEM has consistently worked with students, teachers and administrators through on-site and distance learning workshops and classroom program support to promote a better understanding of the world and its people. An integral part of GEM's mission is to support the work and mission of the United Nations and the important role of civil society in today's world.
The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) provides a forum for the exchange of divergent perspectives in order to improve cooperation and understanding among nation states.
Global Water Alliance (formally The Philadelphia Global Water Initiative) is a group of interested organizations and individuals committed to helping to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals for water/sanitation throughout the world.
Gphomestay provides residential solutions for international students living in the United States. Their trained staff is committed to connecting ambitious international students with dedicated American host families who will provide accommodations that are not only safe, but enhance the students’ holistic American experience.
The GPCA is the region's premier leadership, advocacy, and audience development organization for arts and culture.
The Harmony for Peace Foundation,, seeks to promote cross-cultural understanding through the arts, in particular music, serving as a bridge among nations to promote mutual respect and a common path to world peace. Through performances, exhibitions, events and advocacy they stand for a united voice of reason against nuclear proliferation across the globe.
HIAS Pennsylvania, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, is committed to the Jewish prinicple of welcoming the stranger. They work to welcome immigrants to the community and ensure that they are safe and that their rights are respected. Among the programs HIAS offers to immigrants are legal counseling and representation, social services including citizenship and refugee resettlement, and immigration-related advocacy and education.
Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania inspires people to create a better future through historical understanding. One of the oldest historical societies in the United States, it is home to some 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items.
The Netherlands and the United States have shared trade relations for over 400 years, making the economic ties between our two nations older than America!  Yearly about $60 billion in US merchandise and services are exported to the Netherlands. Texas, California, Louisiana, Illinois and Washington are the top exporters to the Netherlands. 
The Iacocca Institute leads innovative programs that combine immersion in an extremely diverse living community with learning experiences in entrepreneurship, leadership and more. We offer year-round online and summer residential programs for adults and high school students from the United States and around the world and we design custom programs for partner organizations.
Independence Charter School (ICS) is a community-oriented public K-8 charter school located in Center City Philadelphia.
Independence Historical Trust  is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which was created in 1972 with the intent to not only help Independence National Historical Park gear up for the Bicentennial of the United States in 1976 but to become a partner with the park to help in the growth and development.
The Independence Seaport Museum allows visitors to discover Philadelphia’s river of history and world of connections through the exploration of award-winning exhibits and two historic ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna.
In order to promote social harmony and inter-religious understanding, Interfaith Philadelphia equips individuals and communities for interfaith engagement, builds collaborative relationships, and stands in solidarity with our diverse neighbors.
International House Philadelphia is an international hub supporting organizations working to make Philadelphia more welcoming and globally connected. IHP provides shared space, services, and collaborative opportunities for organizations advancing immigrant integration, global connections, and international education.
International Montessori Schools strive to be leaders in innovative child education by providing exceptional Montessori programs that develop self-confident, independent and eager learners who are challenged to seek and achieve their full potential. Their schools strive to: Nurture enduring respect, grace and gratitude Stimulate academic curiosity and lifelong passion for learning Inspire renaissance thinking Strengthen global community and cultural understanding Kindle a sense of stewardship of the world  
Opera that Moves! The mission of the International Opera Theater is to fully and fearlessly explore, engage, and unify the self and all of humankind through the processes of artistic expression and the development of high-quality theatrical performances.
Since its inception in 1991, the IABCN has been instrumental in exposing its members to the numerous business opportunities available overseas; and has facilitated many ventures among members and between its members and their European counterparts.
Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) is a private nonprofit organization that has inspired mutual curiosity, understanding, and collaboration between Japan and Philadelphia for more than 30 years through art, business, and culture.